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Moisture Content of Cable Ties

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MOISTURE CONTENT OF CABLE TIES

 

Cable tie performance is directly related to the moisture content of the ties. Nylon 6/6 is the material of choice for cable ties for many reasons.  With a very high strength to weight ratio, this material is noted for its toughness, impact strength, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, wide temperature range, and versatility in a variety of applications.  Nylon 6/6 is a naturally hydroscopic materials – it absorbs and releases moisture depending on its environment.

 

When first produced, cable ties contain nearly zero per cent moisture.  At this point, the ties are at their greatest tensile strength but may also be brittle and lack toughness.  If exposed to air for an extended period of time, the tie will naturally absorb water.  However, this can take several weeks.  Where the average relative humidity is about 60%, a normal condition in the United States, the tie will reach about 3% moisture.  Figure A of the graph below indicates how relative humidity affects the amount of moisture.

 

Manufacturers of cable ties, however, want the ties to reach an optimal condition quickly so a measured quantity of water (2-3% by weight) is added during the packaging process.  Following the addition of this moisture, it takes about three weeks for the desired level of absorption to take place for optimal performance. Resulting from this procedure is a fine balance between tensile strength and toughness.  Figure B of the graph below highlights how the tensile strength decreases with increased moisture and further emphasizes the value of a 2-3% moisture content for cable ties (in this case, this relationship is illustrated for a standard 50 lb tie).

 

      Figure A – Absorption Ratio                                            Figure B – TensileStrength 

When examining concerns regarding the performance of cable ties, it is clearly evident that moisture is often the issue.  Following the recommendations below will minimize this issue and maximize performance.

  1. Bags of ties should be used in a timely manner or remain sealed until required for application.  Bags left open result in ties drying out, becoming brittle, and perhaps breaking.
  2. Proper quantity per bag should be purchased – bulk bags are ideal for higher volume usage while smaller bags are recommended for low volume requirements.
  3. A first in first out inventory policy, as we do at Cable Tie Express, is recommended.   
  4. Special attention regarding usage and storage environments is recommended during times of the year when extreme temperatures exist.

 

We hope this information is helpful in your understanding of cable ties and their performance.  We provide this to you in keeping with our Mission Statement - to be the most responsive, dependable, and knowledgeable provider of superior quality cable ties and associated products.  Please contact the Sales Professionals at Cable Tie Express for further information.

 




 

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Cable Tie Express Announces Three Promotions

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Cable Tie Express Announces Three Promotions

Cable Tie Express, a Master Distributor of cable ties, heat shrink tubing, wire connectors, mounting bases and associated wire management products, since 1995 recently announced several organizational promotions, supporting the Company’s growth and commitment to superior quality products, solutions, and services.

Cable Tie Express Founder Char Cooper announced these changes and promotions effective January 2017:

• Ty Whitacre, President: Ty has served with Cable Tie Express for one year as Director of Business Development. His background is customer focused with long-term executive positions in the medical, HVAC and industrial marketplaces.

• Doug Andrews, COO (Chief Operations Officer: Doug is a long term employee at Cable Tie Express leading the day to day operations and supporting the continued growth of sales in North America.

• Jason Burton, National Sales & Marketing Manager: Jason has been with Cable Tie Express for five years with responsibility as Inside Sales Manager, prior to his recent promotion. Jason leads the Company’s National Sales force of Independent Representatives and the Inside Sales and Customer Service Representatives.

Char recently commented, “With the continuing goal of providing our customers the highest quality products and unparalleled service levels nationwide, the recent promotions enhance our position as a leading supplier in the marketplace. Ty’s broadbased and successful background, Doug’s continued dedication to the growth of Cable Tie Express for nearly two decades, and Jason’s proven talents from the sales perspective is the perfect combination in leading Cable Tie Express to an enduring, strong, and successful future.”

Cable Tie Express is located in Noblesville, IN with additional warehouse locations in Crestview, FL; Dallas, TX; Brea, CA; Seattle, WA; and Danbury, CT. Be a part of the Cable Tie Express experience by contacting the new leadership team or customer service representative via phone 888.603.1233, email sales@cabletieexpress.com, or website www.cabletieexpress.com.
 

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Lunch and Learn!

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Cable Tie Express is committed to helping our distributor partners grow their business!!  We have a great educational seminar on all things cable ties to energize your sales team to look for more opportunities in the field.   Cable ties have hundreds of applications and we can teach you where to look.    Contact us today if you are interested in having us put on a lunch and learn seminar in 2017 for your team!

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Race Time for Cable Tie Express!

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Race time for Cable Tie Express!  Recently several members of the Cable Tie Express team and their families charged across the 5k finish line supporting Tri Kappa, an Indiana organization that promotes charity, culture, and education in Indiana.

Warming up before the race, racers with CABLE TIES securing the timing chips to their shoes ran strong and finished with thumbs up and big smiles for the cause and the teamwork always evident at Cable Tie Express!

 




 

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Cable Tie Express - Night of Fun!

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The Cable Tie Express team recently enjoyed  a great evening at Victory Field cheering on the Indianapolis Indians!

We spotted several cable tie applications including securing the foam covering the field fences with color matched ties to hanging signs advertising upcoming Indians events!  

Yes - cable ties are everywhere and we smile our biggest smiles when our loyal distributors are supplying Cable Tie Express ties for these applications!  

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Unique Cable Tie Applications

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Welcome to our new website!  We hope you are finding it to be informative, beneficial, and interesting as it becomes your tool to source Cable Tie Express products and enhance your product and application knowledge. 

Speaking of applications for cable ties let me begin by saying what I like to call my “universal spiel” – cable ties are used anywhere and everywhere!  And there is no time like summertime for you to spot applications where cable ties are “at work”! 

Check out this photo recently taken by one of our inside service representatives as he and his family celebrated their daughter’s first birthday!  I see an up and coming future member of the Cable Tie Express team for she is already promoting our products!

Other great ideas for cable tie applications?  They are abundant at nearly all summer festivals and sporting events where signs promoting or at the actual event are held up with cable ties.   Another big use of cable ties (or zip ties) is for setting off our magnificent fireworks displays throughout the country - cable ties are the prime method of securing the fuses to each other before blastoff!

We hope that you, our distributor customers or potential customers, will keep your eyes out for cable tie applications and give us a call for sourcing of these remarkable products!

Unique Cable Tie Applications?

Have you seen any unique or interesting ideas for cable tie applications? If so, let us know (via comments section) or email us a photo. If its unique, we'll include it in an upcoming blog post.

Thanks and best wishes for a sparkling 4th of July to all!

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Tying Service To Quality – Our Best Practices

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Quality Cable Tie Supplier (Cable Tie Express)We truly believe in our tagline – Tying Service To Quality.  At Cable Tie Express, our goal is to provide the best possible products while at the same time exceeding our customers’ expectations on service.  What sets Cable Tie Express aside from other cable tie distributors?  We feel it’s our competitively priced product line, our service, quality and product knowledge.

Product Line:
Our vast inventory of cable ties has increased to include heat shrink tubing, mounting bases, wire connectors and cable clamps.  Our team is also flexible with customers, offering solutions and alternatives to their own product application.  This allows our customers to achieve their own sales goals, cost savings and vendor consolidation.

Service:
From the initial phone call to shipment of your order, service is and always will be the back bone to Cable Tie Express.  With various warehouses strategically placed in Indianapolis, Dallas and Orlando, our customers receive fast turnaround on all shipments.

Quality:
With two decades of experience, we have developed long-term relationships with dependable manufacturers. Most recently, we invested in a tensile tester which shows our dedication to the cable tie industry today and for many, many years to come. We don't just talk about quality, we live it every day.

Product Knowledge:
We recognize the need for education and training in the cable tie industry. Because of this, we offer training seminars and marketing tools to key distributor customers. Contact our staff today to discuss your education and training options.

Suggestions?
We are always striving to improve and offer additional value to our customers. If you have any ideas, we'd value your opinion. 

Thanks for your input.

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Introducing…Cable Tie Express

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Welcome to our new website!  A lot of hard work went into our creation and we are very excited to finally be able to show it to the world. 

Welcome to the Cable Tie Express WebsiteCo-founders, Char Cooper and Tony Van Hoozer, founded Cable Tie Express in 1995 after they recognized the need to fill a growing performance gap in the cable tie and wire management supply chain.  With nearly 20 years of sales growth and servicing its network of distributors throughout many markets, we now pride ourselves on becoming a world market provider of Cable Ties, Heat Shrink Tubing, Mounting Products, Wire Connectors, Cable Clamps and related Wire Management items.

Throughout the years, we have grown in terms of products, services, staff and agents.   Our main office is located in a 15,000 square foot office/warehouse in Noblesville, Indiana with additional warehouses in Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Florida.  With locations strategically placed in the United States, we can provide quick turnaround time on orders.

At Cable Tie Express, we understand the value of being active and participating in various trade associations within the market.  Currently, we are members of:

  • National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA)
  • Specialty Tool and Fastener Distributors Association (STAFDA)
  • Industrial Supply Association (ISA)
  • Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA)
  • Southwestern Fastener Association (SFA)
  • Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association (MFDA)
  • Pac-West Fastener Association

Please review our website and provide us your thoughts.  Although we hope you enjoy our new site, we understand the importance of personal connection as well.  Therefore, if you don’t find what you’re looking for on our site or have additional questions, please contact us by phone or email.

We look forward to being your cable tie supplier for many years to come!

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Building a Brand - One Cable Tie At A Time

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First Annual Cable Tie Express Pumpkin Carving Contest!

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Cable Tie Express held our first annual pumpkin carving contest yesterday. Below are the entries.

Lights On!

Lights Off!

Please help us decide which is best.  Please reply with your favorite.  Pumpkins are numbered 1 thru 6 from left to right.

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Cable Tie Express Upcoming Tradeshows

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Cable Tie Express will be exhibiting at the following tradeshows in Las Vegas:

 

National Industrial Fastener & Mill Suppy Expo. - Oct. 24-25th 2013

Oct. 24th 09:00am - 4:00pm

Oct. 25th 09:00am - 1:00pm

 

STAFDA Annual Convention & Trade Show -  Nov. 12-13th 2013

Nov. 12th - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Nov. 13th - 10:30am - 4:00pm

More info coming soon on these events.  Please come visit us if you plan on attending these shows!!

 

 




 

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Cable Tie Express Delivers Fast Response Time

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Have you ever placed an order before expecting to be received in a matter of days and it ended up taking weeks?  Or you’ve asked for a quote and days went by before you received it?  We all assume that when someone says they provide fast service, they mean it.  But what we sometimes realize (usually all too late) is that there are different interpretations for “fast”.

24 Hr Turnaround Time On Quotes

Cable Tie Express Provides Fast, Quality ServiceOur fast response time guarantee ensures this won’t happen when working with Cable Tie Express.  Time is money. Because of this, we guarantee a 24 hour turnaround on all quotes.  Your sales won’t be held up because you’re waiting on a quote.

Same Day Shipping

Ordering from Cable Tie Express is simple and receiving your order is even simpler.  Orders are shipped same day from warehouse.  You don’t have to worry about waiting on your product.  Our quick shipping guarantees your order is out the door same day. 

Immediate Fufillment of Requests

Need samples, prints or certifications for your staff?  These items allow quality control evaluation and provide support to your sales staff.  Contact us today and any of these items can be processed without delay. 

The bottom line? 

You’ll find when working with Cable Tie Express your expectation of “fast” is the same as ours. Need anything fast? If so, contact us now.

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New Opening for Customer Service/Inside Sales Position

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Cable Tie Express is growing and seeking to fill 2 Customer Service/Inside Sales Positions. Please visit the Careers page on our website for further information regarding the positions and how to apply!

 

 




 

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MWFA Table Top Show '14

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Cable Tie Express will be exhibiting at the MWFA Table Top Show Monday June 23rd.

Please stop by and visit us!!  1:00pm - 6:00pm      Booth 170

Show is being held at Belvedere Banquets

1170 West Devon  Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Visit www.mwfa.net for a complimentary pass!

 

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Southwestern Fastener Association Expo April 26th 2014

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Cable Tie Express will be exhibiting at the SFA Fastener Expo on April 26th 2014. 

Please stop by and visit us!! 

Expo is being held at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel from 10am - 2pm.


 

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Mid-West Fastener Association - Class "C" Products Seminar

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Char Cooper was a speaker at the Mid-West Fastener Assoication's Class "C" Products Serminar in Chicago,IL on Oct. 17th.  A dozen midwest distributors attended.  Cable Tie Express strives to provide future support of the fastening industry thu continuing education!




 

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Fastener Tech 13'

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Cable Tie Express with be exibiting at Fastener Tech 13' in Rosemont,IL June 10-13, 2013. 

Please stop by and visit us at booth 1223! 


 

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